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Huge 'tsunami' of Covid cases overwhelming global health systems: WHO

A record 9.5 million new COVID-19 cases were reported around the world during the week December 27-January 2, the World Health Organisation said on Thursday, with its chief warning that the......

China has increasingly hardened its position

...with extravagant claims in both the eastern and western sectors, observes Ambassador Talmiz Ahmad, as India is fixated on asserting its border claims based on the McMahon Line. IMAGE: Indian......

'Humans have never learned from history'

'We need to retell this history from many different perspectives.' Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   Writer Amitav Ghosh spent many of those strange, mind-numbing COVID-19 days of......

India celebrates 50 years of victory in 1971 war

India on Thursday celebrated the 50th anniversary of its victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war that led to redrawing of the political map of South Asia and ended the horrific violence unleashed by......

Opportunities missed, outgoing envoy Vikram Misri tells Chinese FM

Outgoing Indian envoy to China Vikram Misri on Monday had a virtual farewell call on Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi during which he said that "certain challenges" had overpowered the vast......

What A380's failure can teach the shipping industry

As a model of transport, the A380 strikes a parallel -- a shared fragility -- with giant container ships, observes Shyam G Menon. IMAGE: A container ship is loaded at a container terminal in......

Invisible Growth behind Sensex Rise

'The growth drivers are mostly invisible, but the growth is undeniable at least for now,' notes Debashis Basu. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   In my earlier column I offered the......

Prayagraj to house Indian Railways' ambitious freight programme

Built by the French railway technology company Alstom, it will host a 90-metre-long digital wall for train operation, said to be the second largest in Asia. IMAGE: A man walks on a railway track......

Byju's buys edtech start-up Whitehat Jr for $300 million

Bajaj sold his 18-month-old start-up WhiteHat Jr to Byju Raveendran for $300 million in an all-cash deal - over the video conferencing platform Zoom. The deal is the biggest in the Indian......

Will private railway services be a reality by 2023?

Under the plan, there will be 151 private trains covering 109 routes which may entail investments worth Rs 30,000 crore. On May 13, 2019, when the Narendra Modi government took charge for a second......

Buzz: Ganguly gets CA praise for 'ODI Super Series' idea

IMAGE: BCCI President Sourav Ganguly. Photograph: Francis Mascarenhas/Reuters Cricket Australia chief executive Kevin Roberts has termed BCCI President Sourav Ganguly's idea for a four-nation 'ODI......

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